Brookdale Hermitage Boulevard

Offers Assisted Living

8 Reviews
1780 Hermitage Boulevard, Tallahassee, FL 32308
Call (800) 385-2527
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Assisted Living Reviews for Brookdale Hermitage Boulevard

November 28, 2014

By Caring79546650

I am a friend or relative of a resident

My aunt was in Brookdale community in another city, and we moved her to Sterling House of Tallahassee, which is another Brookdale community, so we didn't have to pay a new community fee. The staff is helpful. I did see their dining area, and there is not a lot of continuity at the table setting. The food lacks a lot of styling and color, and it tends to be a little bland. The quality and time of delivery are not consistent. The menu also is unpredictable. The room is fine. The window is nice -- i.e., double-paned window -- and they put blinds. They gave my aunt new carpet. The property is well maintained, and the rooms are nice and clean. It is extremely secure, so much so that we have difficulty of getting in. They do have activities. They have little mind game,s and they have a vehicle that takes them to Wal-Mart and different places like that. However, they could improve on having more alert staff.

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September 08, 2014

By Caring94434450

I visited this facility

The rooms at Sterling House of Tallahassee are very small. I think the staff at this facility is fine and they do their job quite well. Their dining area is open and within a large area. It's nice and clean.

December 23, 2013

By Caring76264350

I visited this facility

Sterling House was basically a full-service facility; however, what we're most interested in was the fact that my mother-in-law could be transferred to their sister company if she got worse. This facility pretty much offers everything. The staff was very nice and they have a very nice outdoor area. We were able to check out two rooms. They were well maintained and of good size. They did have very nice large walk-in closet and large shower area. There was also a safety feature in the bathroom.

June 12, 2013

By Dee6

I visited this facility

I remember Sterling House especially when I visited several facilities for my mother. It's a very nice and clean facility. It appeared well taken care of. However, the whole complex was a little bit smaller than the ones we looked at. Also, the rooms were not spacious enough and you're very limited in what you can bring in. They're all very similar in size and how they're set-up. Another 25 or 30 square feet would make a difference.
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Questions about Brookdale Hermitage Boulevard

Describe the overall population of assisted living residents at Brookdale Hermitage Boulevard. What is their average age? What are their favorite things to do?

With an average age of 82, most of the’s population radiates a young-at-heart vibe. Walking club is often accompanied by upbeat jams and impromptu dance sessions. Some other favorite activities include wine and sip, shopping, exploring the city, hosting parties, and the ever-competitive Quarter BINGO. Friendships become family, and when age slows one of our residents down, they are still embraced as valued members of the community.

What programs or activities does Brookdale Hermitage Boulevard offer to enrich residents' well-being?

With an average age of 83, most of BP’s population radiates a young-at-heart vibe. Walking club is often accompanied by upbeat jams and impromptu dance sessions. Some other favorite activities include shopping, exploring the city, hosting parties, and the ever-competitive Quarter BINGO. Friendships become family, and when age slows one of our residents down, they are still embraced as valued members of the community.

What places are near Brookdale Hermitage Boulevard or within walking distance for assisted living residents to enjoy?

Located in a quiet residential neighborhood.

What transportation services does Brookdale Hermitage Boulevard offer to assisted living residents?

The community’s wheelchair accessible bus is often on the move, transporting residents to and from activities & outings, as well as to individual scheduled doctor’s appointments on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Residents that drive and own a vehicle may park it anywhere in the community’s parking lot. If needed, the community also assists residents in coordinating with 3rd party transportation (taxi, Lyft/Uber).

What makes the chef or dining program at Brookdale Hermitage Boulevard exceptional? What kind of menu can assisted living residents expect?

Our chef conducts menu chats, cooking demonstrations, serving stations, personal connections using chocolate fruit bowls and signature cookies. Main entree’ with 5 other always available options. Residents who have specific dietary needs and/or requests are honored as requested.

What safety features or security measures does Brookdale Hermitage Boulevard offer to assisted living residents?

Community safety is one of the top priorities. We prepare physically and mentally for situations that may arise. Multiple emergency pull cords are located in all of the apartments, as well as strategically around the community. Pendants (necklaces or bracelets) are offered but not required. Exit doors have a primary and secondary security system. We detect for both smoke & carbon monoxide and our fire systems are monitored by a 3rd party for the quickest response if ever needed. Due to our geographic location, we maintain preparations for natural disasters year-round. All associates are routinely in-serviced and trained for real life situations, to ensure that when time is of the essence, staff respond rather than react.

How does Brookdale Hermitage Boulevard keep residents' families informed about their loved ones?

Open communication with calls from community as needed, scheduled and impromptu family meetings, emails to families en masse for upcoming events or community updates, and texts & emails with ED and HWD if family’s preference.

What is the care staff-to-resident ratio at Brookdale Hermitage Boulevard during daytime and nighttime hours?

Brookdale staffs to the direct needs of our residents. Every resident receives an individualized care plan that provides detailed information about the care needs of the resident. This system collectively provides the amount of staffing needed to provide the best care for our residents. This always meets the state regulations and most often exceeds the recommendation of state.

If Brookdale Hermitage Boulevard accepts dogs or cats, what indoor/outdoor areas can they enjoy?

Our pets are welcome in all areas of the community, with the exception of where food is being served. We ask that pets are on a leash at all times in the common areas, but allow them to go off-leash in the central courtyard to allow them to exert energy & have fun. In addition to dogs and cats, BP accepts most domesticated animals as pets.

What ongoing senior care training does the staff receive?

In addition to the extensive training that associates receive prior to beginning their journeys with BP, they also receive ongoing monthly training that focuses on aging adults, safety, dementia, and other relevant topics. Associates collaborate with community leadership to ensure that the specific needs of the community’s current resident population are addressed.

What safety features or security measures does Brookdale Hermitage Boulevard provide to protect residents who wander?

. Community doors are secured at all times, operated by Brookdale associates. The Health & Wellness Director assesses residents for signs of wandering behaviors, and implements additional interventions as appropriate. All associates are trained in identifying wandering behaviors, and effectively communicating with these residents.

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Services and Amenities of Brookdale Hermitage Boulevard

Room and housing options

  • 1-bedroom apartments
  • Companion Suites: We Do Not Offer Companion Suites
  • Studio Apartments

Dining options

  • In Room Kitchenette
  • Dining Room Shared Meals
  • Room Service For Meals

Features

  • Beauty Barber Shop
  • Resident Transportation
  • Party Space
  • Tv Room
  • Garden And Patio
  • Spa

Cleaning services

  • Laundry For Linens
  • Housekeeping
  • Laundry For Clothing

Technology and entertainment

  • Wifi
  • Technology Extra: Emergency Call System

Health services

  • Medication Management

Activities

  • Offsite Activities
  • Music
  • Games
  • Religious Services
  • Fitness Room

Financial guidance

  • Home Sale Assistance
  • Va Benefits Consultation
  • Financing Advice

Guest services

  • Guest Parking
  • Guests At Mealtime
  • Overnight Guests

Diet

  • Low Fat
  • Low Salt

Languages

  • English

General

  • Staff Patient Ratio: 11 To 3
  • Minimum Age: 65
  • Pets: Small Pets Allowed

Licenses

  • Licenses: ECC License
  • State Licenses: AL9181
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About Brookdale Hermitage Boulevard

Brookdale Hermitage Boulevard provides assisted living residents with lifestyles, housing, and services in comfortable surroundings combined with exceptional amenities, programs, and care. Through Brookdale's signature Personalized Assisted Living, we customize our care offerings for the individual. This allows each resident at our community the freedom and opportunity to make choices that will ease their lifestyle transitions. Residents enjoy life with the support they need, coupled with the appropriate accommodations as their needs change.

We promise Respect for Individual Preferences by offering personalized care needs and providing an atmosphere that encourages each assisted living resident to live in health and longevity. We also offer special housing and care options for those who require assistance with the activities of daily living such as dressing, bathing and assistance with medication. We offer graduated levels of care based upon the individual need of residents, as determined by our continual assessment process. We are dedicated to enriching the lives of residents every day with signature services for those who value their freedom and independence, but desire or need services providing them with the highest level of quality, care, and value.

What Makes Us Special

Sterling House in Tallahassee is the ONLY assisted living community that is a secure community, has a voice response system with the pull cords, and is a single-level building. We are a smaller community (50) apartments, which enables us to work closely with residents and families, ensuring their individual preferences are met.

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